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Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Willcox

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  • The fort ruins are a 1 1/2 mile hike off the South Apache Pass road outside of Willcox, AZ. It's dirt road to get there but ok for cars. All-wheel drive would be nice to have. The scenery along the ro...  read more »
  • We drove to Fort Bowie from Chiricahua NM using the dirt road. The road is well maintained and we had no problems driving our non 4 wheel drive sedan. The displays at the visitor center are very inter...  read more »
  • It's quite a walk to see this site, but well worth the walk. It has been rebuilt and in very good condition. The history of the site is well told. 
  • Very nice NPS Site. The hike there and back is the highlight. Loved the history, ruins and solitude. The ranger at the visitors center was full of knowledge and very enthusiastic. This is a must do if your up to the hike!
  • So much history in this area. The 1 1/2 mile hike to the visitor's center is well worth it. The park rangers are very knowledgeable and friendly.
  • Very well done historic trail. Perfect family outing, good mix of nature history and culture I would have been sorry to miss this one
  • A great place to rest it is really longly .
  • My husband and I hiked to Fort Bowie in early May two years ago. It was a nice 1.5 mi hike each way, with occasional interpretive signs. The trail is as you would expect in this area, a bit rough but not a problem. Rolling, but no significant changes in elevation. You should take water along. You can refill your container at the ranger station. A nice piece of history, but not for the very young and/or impatient, or those with mobility issues. Probably considered an easy to moderate difficulty hike.
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